Fire Mustang

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Fire Mustang
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Taito
Licensor: NMK
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,800 T-11123

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Fire Mustang (ファイアームスタング) is a 1991 shoot-'em-up for the Sega Mega Drive released exclusively in Japan, and a port of the 1990 arcade game USAAF Mustang. Both versions were developed by NMK; exactly how Taito got the license to a game originally published by the unrelated UPL is unknown.


You play as the pilot of a P-51 Mustang in World War II defeating both the German and Japanese naval air forces. A shoots a single shot, while C rapidfires; when you fire, you release both an "anti-air" shot straight ahead and drop an "anti-ground" bomb below. B fires the "Forcer", a limited-use special weapon. Two types of powerups can improve the main shot (both types at once) or add to your Forcer stock, and there are rare extra life icons hidden somewhere in the game.

Like many NMK games, there are eight stages, and after beating them Mustang has you "loop" into a harder version of itself (only once?). Strangely, losing all lives forces you to continue, so a player needs to be fast about recording their score.

Production credits

  • Produced by: Yousuke Ono
  • General Director: Yukio Tomonari
  • Program Director: Tamio Merry
  • Programer: Kazuhiro
  • Music Composer: Hide-Kaz
  • Character Designer: Ikezu Kenzi

Magazine articles

Main article: Fire Mustang/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Fire Mustang/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65 [1]
58 [2]
76 [3]
35 [4]
55 №133, [1]
84 №9
40 №1991-06, p41
22 №5, p92
68 [5]
59 [6]
20 [7]
64 [8]
55 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
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Mega Drive, JP
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FireMustang MD JP Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 eb7e36c3
MD5 93bf1aeebf5ab3c1a6ff204208d4518b
SHA-1 6daa07738b8f62659f2a3be01d3adc8557b879c5
512kB 1991-05 Cartridge (JP)


Fire Mustang
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